Dr. Lisa Heermann

Curriculum vitae

1998-2002 Biology degree at the University of Cologne
2003 Thesis: “Winter short-distance migration of juvenile fish between two foodplain water bodies of the Lower River Rhine”
2004 Research Assistant at Technical University of Ilmenau in the PADeMIS group (peristaltically-actuated device for minimal invasive surgery)
2005-2008 Doctorate at the University of Cologne: „Who makes the best of it? Alternative feeding strategies of European perch (Perca fluviatilis) and their consequences”
2009 Post-doctoral Research Assistant at the University of Umeå (Sweden), scholarship from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): “Timing of the diet shift from zooplankton to macroinvertebrates and of the size at maturity on the persistence of piscivorous fish species.”
2009-2011 Parental leave
2011-2012 Post-doctoral Research Assistant at University of Cologne, EU-LIFE project „Rhine - Nebenrinne Bislich-Vahnum“
2012 Freelance work for “Limnoplan”, a planning office specialising in fish and freshwater ecology
2012-2013 Parental leave
Since 2014 Post-doctoral Research Assistant at University of Cologne, fish protection technology at hydropower stations in Germany. Subsidised by the North Rhine-Westphalian State Agency for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection

Research Focus

Population ecology of fish in gravel-pit lakes, cannibalism and its consequences for population dynamics. Applied biology in riverine systems: fish passage and protection of migrating species at hydropower stations and other migratory barriers in German rivers.

Recent publications

2017

Havn, T.B., , Økland, F., Teichert, M.A.K., Heermann, L. , Borcherding, J. , Sæther, S.A., Tambets, M., Diserud, O.H., Thorstad, E.B. (2017): Movements of dead fish in rivers. Anim. Biotelemetry (2017). DOI 10.1186/s40317-017-0122-2

Havn, T.B., Sæther, S.A., Thorstad, E.B., Teichert, M.A.K., Heermann, L., Diserud, O.H., Borcherding, J., Tambets, M., Økland, F. (2017) Downstream migration of Atlantic salmon smolts past a low head hydropower station equippped with Archimedes screw and Francis turbines. Ecological Engineering 105: 262–275

Heermann L., DeAngelis, D.L., Borcherding, J. (2017):A new mechanistic approach for the further development of a population with established size bimodality. PLOS ONE. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0179339

Thorstad, E.B., Havn, T.B., Saether, S.A., Heermann, L., Teichert, M.A.K., Diserud, G.H., Tambets, M., Borcherding, J., Økland, F. (2017): Survival and behaviour of Atlantic salmon smolts passing a run-of-river hydropower facility with a movable bulb turbine. Fish. Manag. Ecol. 2017: 1-9. DOI: 10.1111/fme.12216

2016

Borcherding, J., Arndt, H., Breiden, S., Brenner, K., Heermann, L., Höfer, S., Leistenschneider, C., Lindner, J., Staas, S., Gertzen, S. (2016): Drift of fish larvae and juveniles in the Lower Rhine before and after the goby invasion. Limnologica 59: 53–6

Økland, F., Teichert, M. A. K.,  Thorstad, E. B.,  Havn, T .B.,  Heermann, L., Sæther, S. A., Diserud, O. H., Tambets, M., Hedger, R. D., Borcherding, J. (2016): Downstream migration of Atlantic salmon smolt at three German hydropower stations. NINA Rapport;1203: http://hdl.handle.net/11250/2412774 PDF (pdf)

2014

Heermann, L., Scharf, W., van der Velde, G. & Borcherding, J. 2014. Does the use of alternative food resources induce cannibalism in a size-structured fish population? Ecology of Freshwater Fish 23: 129-140.

2013

Heermann, L. & Borcherding, J. 2013. Competition, predation, cannibalism: the development of young-of-the-year perch populations in ponds with bream or roach. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 29: 549-554.

Heermann, L., Scharf, W., van der Velde, G. & Borcherding, J. 2014. Does the use of alternative food resources induce cannibalism in a size-structured fish population? Ecology of Freshwater Fish 23: 129-140.

Heermann, L., Emmrich, M., Heynen, M., Dorow, M., Koenig, U., Borcherding, J. & Arlinghaus, R. 2013. Explaining recreational angling catch rates of Eurasian perch, Perca fluviatilis: the role of natural and fishing-related environmental factors. Fisheries Management and Ecology 20: 187-200.

Huss, M., Persson, L., Borcherding, J. & Heermann, L. 2013. Timing of the diet shift from zooplankton to macroinvertebrates and size at maturity determine whether normally piscivorous fish can persist in otherwise fishless lakes. Freshwater Biology 58: 1416-1424.

Borcherding, J., Dolina, M., Heermann, L., Knutzen, P., Krueger, S., Matern, S., van Treeck, R. & Gertzen, S. 2013. Feeding and niche differentiation in three invasive gobies in the Lower Rhine, Germany. Limnologica 43: 49-58.

2011

Heynen M., Heermann L. & Borcherding J. 2011. Does the consumption of divergent resources influence risk taking behaviour in juvenile perch (Perca fluviatilis L.)? Ecology of Freshwater Fish 20: 1–4.

2009

Heermann, L., Eriksson, L.O., Magnhagen, C. & Borcherding, J. 2009. Size-dependent energy storage and winter mortality of perch. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 18: 560-571.

Scharf, W.R., Heermann, L., König, U. & Borcherding, J. 2009. Development of abundance and size structure of young-of-the-year perch populations using three methods. Fisheries Research 96: 77-87.

2007

Heermann, L., Beeck, P. & Borcherding, J. 2007. Two size classes of 0+ perch: is phenotypic plasticity based on food resources? Journal of Fish Biology 70: 1365-1377.

2006

Heermann, L. & Borcherding, J. 2006. Winter short-distance migration of juvenile fish between two foodplain water bodies of the Lower River Rhine. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 15: 161-168.

Dr. Lisa Heermann

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